Carrier New ATT Plans Feb 2, 2014

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    "Customers new to AT&T can get these best-ever prices on AT&T’s award-winning network when they sign up for a 10GB or larger bucket of data and purchase a phone with AT&T NextSM (no annual service contract and get a new device every year for $0 down) or bring their own device or purchase a phone at full retail price."

    No subsidy

    "5. Customers who choose to upgrade at the end of their current agreement are required to sign-up for NEXT, bring their own device or purchase a phone a full retail price in order to keep this plan.
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    Now I wonder if anyone could clarify if I could do the traditional two year contracts. I refuse to do AT&T Next.

    For example, I switch my three lines over. My line is due for an upgrade in May. I want to get the GS5. My other line is due in September. They want the upcoming iPhone.
     
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    Well two of my lines are 5S so they will work for ATT and I own them outright (No Contract) so it's still worth it for me.
     
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    Nope. They want u to do full price.
     
  8. Diseal3, Feb 1, 2014
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    Still cheaper even with AT&T next for all 3 lines for a year. $4850* for two years since you pay off phone in a year.

    Verizon is $5280 for two years with subsides. Taxes and fees not included and FAN not included.

    If my math is right of course..

    *For 32GB iPhone 5S, not including $100 Bill Credit per line.
     
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    It looks you either have to buy full price or do Next. I like it. The price wars have officially begun. Your move Verizon.
     
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    As a long time AT&T users that's actually a pretty good deal! I've got unlimited data (usually use betwen 1GB-3GB) but only 550min talk (we have 47 hours of rollover so on average we use half that a month) and 200 texts messages which I do regularly run up against (Android using coworkers ;)) and one extra line with 300MB/data (she uses half, thank you work and home wifi) and no texts (text spam was unbelievable) and we pay $102/month. I know that sounds low but we've got a great FAN discount and for our usage it works. If we were more demanding this new plan would be excellent.

    I might actually call a CSR just to see if it would come close to what we're paying with our FAN discount.

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    Oh wait, seems you have to use Next ... not gonna happen here as I sell my old phone to finance the new one. With Next you have to trade it in for a new one and you don't have the option of keeping it even if you wanted to. Because the device is still subsidized you're also effectively giving AT&T hundreds of dollars. Source: The Verge
     
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    hmm... thanks for the quick maths. I'll crunch some numbers tonight and see what I get.
     
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    AND thats no including the $100 bill credit att is giving for every line you add! This really is not a bad deal at quick glance.
     
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    The subsidy you are giving up is roughly $18/line per month.

    So if you have 5 lines. You are giving up $90 in subsidies per month.

    Think about that.
     
  14. Diseal3, Feb 1, 2014
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    Ok so even by that accord.

    $54 x 12= $648/Yr

    $1350/Yr for att next with three lines.

    So for the first year you are correct is is much more however looking at two year totals for three lines:

    2 Year ATT- $4830 (Phones paid off in 12 months, NO activation fee.)

    2 Year Verizon- $5370 (24 Month Subsidy, $30 Activation Per Line)


    Not including Taxes and Fees. Sans FAN Account discount.

    Saving $540 over two years once again Excluding taxes and fees. ATT is still the better deal.
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    This was prior to the changed plans. ATT Next is a different animal with no subsides in the price.
     
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    Good point. I wonder how it factors now.
     
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    Just updated my post above with some better though out math. Feel free to look it over see if I missed something.
     
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    This is enough for me to read the small print and maybe give up my unlimited data. I have never been a fan of the subsidized phone system as you aren't getting a discount, it is just calculated into your bill. Let me go to Apple, buy an unlocked phone when I want to , as often as I want to and give me that break on calls/data. Looks like we may be getting there.
     
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    Exactly and my calculations are if you buy a NEW iPhone with AT&T next financing. Now if you bought the phone used or used a nexus 5 you will be savings MORE money.
     
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    Would this stack with the FAN discount? I get 22% my bill so Im considering this if I get the FAN discount as well...

    Currently paying about $165 for three lines with 1 unlimited, 2 with 200mb. If 22% stacks with the 145, it would bring me to about $115-120 so thats quite a bit savings.
     
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    FAN applies but is calculated differently. I think your 22% of would only apply to the base price of the plan and not the $15 for each additional line OR the ATT next monthly cost.
     
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    Looks like I save $10 a month going from a 6GB plan to a 10GB plan.
     
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    I actually use so few talk minutes I would take a data only iPhone in a heartbeat so unlimited talk and text doesn't ring my bell. The 10g shared data at that price point has piqued my interest.
     
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    Well I have no need for new phones (all three have 5s's) at the moment and if its off the base that'd be $22 off so $123 plus taxes and fees. Still quite a bit cheaper than what Its costing me now.

    I just called them actually to see and they have no clue about the plan lol. They said the FAN would come off the base plan so off of the $100. Im considering this. I am also getting 3 $35 credits and 6 30$ credits for the next couple months, so if they transfer those over, its a no brainer haha. $60 for three months and $95 for the next 3.
     
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    Yea its not official until tomorrow. I don't know how they will handle the plan change with phones still on contract though. I guess thats something that you would need to find out tomorrow to see if its still cost efficient.
     
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    Here are the details for those that are still on contract.

    On Contract - $40 per line for remaining contract then it reduces to $15 per line after it rolls off contract.
     

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